“You said if I talked to you, then you would stop with the protests.” Renato said as he sat across from his parents in their living room.
“Renato, won’t you see reason.” His mother said. “Everything can be forgiven, we’ll pray together, we’ll heal together.”
“I’m not leaving Zorion and coming back to this place. I’m not going to go back to lying to make you happy. I’m gay and I’m proud of that fact.”
His father glared at him. “It was that…that abomination who corrupted you.”
Renato stood. “I won’t have you talking about Zorion that way. He’s been nothing but kind and supportive of me and he’s never raised a hand to me.” He let out a sigh. “Just leave us alone.” He left their house, hating that he still felt hurt by their rejection. He had only come because they promised to call off their friends and they still talked down to him and denied his true self. All he wanted was to get home to Zorion and relax.